Lauren Conrad's Brilliant Travel Hack
In addition to running a thriving fashion label, Lauren Conrad is the co-founder of a growing global shop, The Little Market, which sells beautiful lifestyle accents, home décor, and fashion accessories made by artisans in developing nations. Today, Conrad and her partner and friend Hannah Skvarla share their favorite packing hack.
Whether you’re embarking on a getaway to a faraway destination, or going on a trip for work, a little travel bag can make a big difference.
At The Little Market, we carry a range of handmade goods from around the world—including accessories, home décor, baby knits, and more. Because travel is such a big part of how The Little Market came to be, one collection we are particularly excited about right now is our assortment of travel bags.
We love traveling to meet with artisan partners for The Little Market, and we have traveled internationally together nearly a dozen times to countries including Bali, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Nepal, Tanzania, and Uganda. Upon arriving in the foreign country after a long flight, there are often multiple car trips and (occasional) boat rides to get to the rural villages where the artisans live and work. As a result, a must-have item when packing for these trips is a sturdy, travel bag that can be securely closed with a zipper. It’s a handy way to carry some basic travel essentials like cosmetics, sunscreen, toiletries, credit cards, and passports inside of our luggage.
The best part about a travel bag is that it can be fun and functional, which is what we’ve tried to capture with our collection at The Little Market.
Here are some of our favorite travel bags to keep our suitcases organized:
Precious Hands Woven Coin Bag ($22)
This adorable bag, made from huipil in Guatemala, is cute and compact. The colors, weaves, and designs have important meaning; they can symbolize the weaver’s personality and the village where she is from.
In addition to their functionality, what each of these bags has in common is that they create opportunity for the women artisans who make them. See our complete collection at The Little Market.